SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 2, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Amazon Buys UpNext, Will We Soon See Kindle Maps?

    Amazon has done a really interesting thing: it just bought mapping app UpNext. UpNext is a 3D mapping company that started on the PC in 2007 and more recently shifted its focus substantially to smartphones and the iPad. While UpNext has not received the same attention as other mapping startups the company has slowly built [...]

  • Google Search By Image Gets Smarter & Faster

    Google announced that they have made a few improvements to Search by Image on Google Image search. The improvements include enhancing the best guesses, adding the knowledge graph to image results and adding fresher content to the image search results. Smart Best Guesses For Search By Image Now if you search by image, Google will [...]

  • Report: Google Makes Offer To Europeans To Prevent Antitrust Action

    According to an article appearing in Bloomberg this morning, Google has complied with the European Commission’s July 2 deadline and made concessions to address it’s four antitrust “concerns.” Details of the offer and potential Google concessions weren’t revealed: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sent EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia a letter responding to the probe, [...]

  • 5 Ways To Fail Fast Using Paid Search

    Let’s face it. Nobody ever learned a valuable lesson from success. Sure, succeeding feels great, and we can often look back at success and credit a number of meaningful contributing factors. I love it, we all do. In fact, our society and culture celebrate success to such a ridiculously high degree that we forget that [...]

  • You Know You’re An Enterprise SEO If…

    What the hell is ‘Enterprise SEO’? Most people use the phrase when: Angling for a raise. Selling me their SEO widget. Trying to re-define their now-banned content spinning service. Those aren’t good criteria. So, I’m tackling the question: What is enterprise SEO? Are you an enterprise SEO professional? Here’s a test. Check off each item, [...]

  • Piper Jaffray “Street Test” Of Google vs. Siri Misses The Point

    No sooner did I hit “publish” on my earlier post, Google’s “Voice Assistant” Not Quite Siri-Smart But Most People Won’t Notice, than people on Twitter started responding that I was out of my mind. A couple of people cited a Piper Jaffray study, published yesterday, comparing the accuracy and breadth of Siri “search results” vs. [...]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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